NCPC-SA energy expert and Project Manager, Milisha Pillay, has been elected to the South African Females in Energy Efficiency (SAFEE)Board.

SAFEE is a chapter of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEEC) which is dedicated to mentoring women and helping them to navigate their way into the sector. The division is also aimed at establishing a large representation of women playing an influential role in the energy management sector through coaching and mentoring by creating a platform for females in the energy field to support one another through the exchange of information.

Milisha’s appointed comes after her successful contribution to the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEE) which is led by the NCPC-SA and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) – which received the International Energy Project of the Year (2020) recognition by the global Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

In addition to providing technical support and advice in the implementation of energy management systems and energy systems optimisation, Milisha has also developed a keen interest and expertise in advising small and medium companies to develop financial proposals for energy efficiency projects, and oversaw the publishing of the NCPC-SA’s  Financial Guideline for the Development of Bankable Business Proposals for Clean Energy Projects.

“Having gained hands-on technical experience working as a Project Manager and my passion for sustainability in areas of energy management and climate change mitigation, I hope to raise awareness to help create a more gender-equal power sector in the future,” Pillay shares.